Quick Mediterranean Orzo With Feta Cheese

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“This is an easy and very tasty one pot dish, great for a side with grilled chicken or fish, or as a nice warm lunch. Using canned diced tomatoes and frozen spinach makes it a meal you can pull together quickly from your pantry, but if you have fresh on hand, go for it!”
5 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chopped onion until it begins to turn translucent.
  2. Add uncooked orzo, cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Move orzo aside to make a small open spot, add a little olive oil and the minced garlic, cook for about 1 minute until fragrant but not brown.
  4. Stir in chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook with the lid ajar for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomato and spinach, then cover and cook for 5 additional minutes until almost all liquid is absorbed. Dish should have tender orzo, and a little sauce, similar to risotto. Add a little water if needed to keep it from being dry.
  6. Stir in olives and feta cheese and serve.

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